Caigan Du

Email Address 
604-875-4111 ext 63793
Mailing Address 
Jack Bell Research Centre 2660 Oak Street Vancouver, BC, V6H 3Z6 Canada


Academic Appointment 
Assistant Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Kidneys and Urinary System
Other Areas of Research 
Immune disorders

Dr. Caigan Du is a scientist at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He received a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in UK and postdoctoral training in Immunology in USA. He is interested in the pathogenesis of kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury and transplant rejection, and molecular control of urinary malignancies. He has been studying the impact of kidney donor-derived factors on renal allograft rejection, and the molecular pathways of kidney injury and regeneration in experimental models. He is also interested in developing medical solution including drugs made from natural compounds for all kinds of health problems, including immune disorders, organ preservation, kidney failure and urinary cancer. He is the PI of many grant supports from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.